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Cold Hard Cash by J Brooks (PG)

Title: Cold Hard Cash by J Brooks
Fandom: Magnificent 7
Pairing: gen
Categories: angst, hurt/comfort, action
Length: Long (~15,000 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
When a routine transport turns out to be a gold transport, Chris comes along to keep an eye on Ezra, per the Judge's orders. Thus it's a sulky Ezra, a suspicious Chris, and a terribly amusing Buck who ride into a gold town to find... not very much gold, actually. Plus a store owner who is buying gold at prices that seem just a little too good to be true.

This fic fits into my absolute least favorite Mag7 subgenre: the Ezra is Terribly Misjudged (tm elspethdixon ) genre. Fortunately J Brooks (who is rapidly becoming my go-to author for good M7 fic) manages to avoid most of the worst excesses of this type of fic: Chris is sometimes a jerk, but he's not abusive and he's never cruel; Ezra is sulky, but he more than holds his own (*never* get on Ezra's bad side) and is not at all woobiesque; and Buck is, simply put, perfect. Couple that with a good action plot, a mystery, and some sparingly used and very well-drawn OCs, and you have a rollicking adventure fic with laugh-out-loud moments and even an awww moment or two.

Cold Hard Cash (pt. 1) (pt. 2)

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sallymn
Aug. 2nd, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
J Brooks is one of my absolutely favourite writers... all of the guys are spot on, and the plots are often hysterical (have you read Inkslingers?)
jane_elliot
Aug. 2nd, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
I have! In fact, I think I even recced it (I'm running out of J Brooks stories to rec:)
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